**mathematical** — [math΄ə mat′i kəl] adj. [ML mathematicalis < L mathematicus < Gr mathēmatikos, inclined to learn, mathematical < mathēma, what is learned < manthanein, to learn < IE * mendh , to pay attention to, be alert (> Avestan mazdā,… … English World dictionary

**mathematical** — (adj.) early 15c., from L. mathematicus (see MATHEMATIC (Cf. mathematic)) + AL (Cf. al) (1). Related: Mathematically … Etymology dictionary

**mathematical** — [adj] concerning manipulation of numbers algebraic, algorithmic, analytical, arithmetical, computative, geometrical, math, measurable, numerical, scientific, trigonometric; concept 762 … New thesaurus

**mathematical** — math|e|mat|i|cal [ˌmæθıˈmætıkəl] adj 1.) relating to or using mathematics mathematical equation/calculation/formula etc ▪ mathematical analysis ▪ the development of mathematical skills ▪ a mathematical genius 2.) [only before noun] calculating… … Dictionary of contemporary English

**mathematical** — [[t]mæ̱θəmæ̱tɪk(ə)l[/t]] 1) ADJ: ADJ n Something that is mathematical involves numbers and calculations. ...mathematical calculations... Given the sheer number of stars that exist it s a mathematical certainty that there is life on other planets … English dictionary

**mathematical** — math|e|mat|i|cal [ ,mæθə mætıkl ] adjective ** relating to or involving mathematics: We will be testing the mathematical ability of every child. complicated mathematical formulas mathematical symbols a mathematical certainty something that will… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

**mathematical** — adjective 1 connected with or using mathematics: a mathematical equation | mathematical analysis 2 calculating things in a careful, exact way: The whole trip was planned with mathematical precision. 3 a mathematical certainty something that is… … Longman dictionary of contemporary English

**mathematical */*/** — UK [ˌmæθəˈmætɪk(ə)l] / US adjective relating to or involving mathematics We will be testing the mathematical ability of every child. complicated mathematical formulae mathematical symbols • a mathematical certainty with mathematical precision… … English dictionary

**mathematical** — mathematically, adv. /math euh mat i keuhl/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of mathematics: mathematical truth. 2. employed in the operations of mathematics: mathematical instruments. 3. having the exactness, precision, or certainty… … Universalium

**mathematical** — adjective 1) mathematical symbols Syn: arithmetical, numerical; statistical, algebraic, geometric, trigonometric 2) mathematical precision Syn: rigorous, meticulous, scrupulous, punctilious, scientific … Thesaurus of popular words